Abe assassination suspect planned to attack religious group leader

Tetsuya Yamagami, accused of fatally shooting former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, planned to attack the leader of a religious group with a firebomb two or three years ago, sources said on Wednesday.

Yamagami, 41, told investigators he devised a plan to attack the top leader of the Family Federation for World Peace and Unification, widely known as the Unification Church, during of his visit to Japan two or three years ago, according to the investigative sources. .

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